Artist Aaron Buchholz
Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Aaron Buchholz was raised in a small town in northern Minnesota. From growing up in a hard working farm community, Aaron gained a sense of self and determination. After high school, he served in the Marine Corps during the Gulf War. After completing his commitment, he returned to Minnesota to earn a degree in photography at Moorhead State University in Moorhead.
While he was Moorhead State, he was introduced to the art of glass. There was only one glass class offered at the university, but he took the class seven times. Upon graduation, he was determined to pursue a career in glass. In search of a community that would meet his needs, he moved to Columbus. There he worked for a production studio and started teaching glassblowing classes at a cooperative studio.
After establishing himself within a local network of glass artists, he began to volunteer in Newark, Ohio for a glass studio within a museum. This experience led to an opportunity to build a studio for The Works museum. At The Works, Aaron built and maintained the studio, made artwork, taught classes, worked with visiting artists, and made daily public demonstrations. Aaron was the glass manager at The Works Museum in Newark for over eight years, before building his own personal studio called St. Louisville Glass.